Eastside

Playa Bowls: A delicious and healthy way of life

Playa Bowls colorfully displays the menu on a chalkboard.

Lalitha Viswanathan, Eastside Staff

January 17, 2019

AThe acai shop that originated from the Jersey shore has brought its delicious bowls, smoothies and juices to the Towne Place at Garden State Park. The Playa Bowls shop opened on December 8, 2018. Manager Dave Smith said “I think the reason they decided to make a location here was because so m...

Central Taco and Tequila starts with a bang

Central Taco and Tequila offers unique twists to Mexican favorites as well as original dishes.

Lily Lazarus, Eastside Staff

January 14, 2019

Your tacos are no longer just for Tuesdays! Opening up in the midst of winter, the Central Taco and Tequila restaurant in Collingswood is ready to heat up the chill in the air. The parent company of Central Taco is no stranger to the business, as the new restaurant comes from a hearty line of pre...

Bagel Spot spreads joy at new JCC location

Customers can choose from a wide variety of bagels and other baked goods.

Jacy Dickstein, Eastside Staff

January 9, 2019

The Katz JCC is ‘spreading’ the love with the newly opened location of ‘The Bagel Spot’, selling bagels, spreads and much more. The kosher bagel shop is open for members along with non-members on 1301 Springdale Road Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 inside of the Katz JCC. For classic bagels, each ar...

Philadelphia welcomes the world’s largest Wawa in Center City

The largest Wawa recently opened in center City, Philadelphia.

Max Gaffin, Eastside Staff

January 5, 2019

The World’s Largest Wawa opened in Center City, Philadelphia across from Independence Hall. Located at 6th and Chestnut, the Wawa location is adorned with marble and modern finishing, bringing a new look to the private company. The new Wawa opened December 14, 2018. Many visitors from all over came to...

Long-held traditions of Mummers Parade alive and well

Dancers at the parade perform in the streets of Philadelphia.

Marnie String, Eastside Staff

January 2, 2019

The 2019 Mummers Parade was surely one to remember. With an amazing performance from from Quaker City String Band came a nice win! They won overall first place with a score of 97.9. Second place was awarded to South Philadelphia string band (96.38). Finally, Woodland string band was awarded third p...

Davio’s offers a traditional Christmas Eve feast

A chef at Davio's prepares gnocchi as part of a traditional Italian dinner.

Olivia Pollack, Eastside Staff

December 24, 2018

While many Christians spend their Christmas Eves gathered as families, for many citizens of Philadelphia, Davio’s Philly is the place to be when it comes to their Christmas Eve meals. Davio’s Philly, an Italian Steakhouse, is located on 17th Street in Center City, Philadelphia. The restaurant ...

Cherry Hill gets lit for the holiday season

Angelina Witting, Eastside Staff

December 21, 2018

When driving through neighborhoods in December, one expects to see illuminated houses adorned with festive lights. On occasion, one is treated to holiday displays that are worthy of a special outing, where driving past a beautifully decorated home is the destination. While some families may be satisfied by a fe...

Christmas Village at LOVE Park is ready for the holiday season

The festive Christmas Village in LOVE Park has something fun for everyone.

Julia Wolfson, Eastside Staff

December 20, 2018

After Thanksgiving is over, one thing is on everyone’s mind, the winter holiday season! One place captures the holiday spirit better than anywhere else is Christmas Village in LOVE Park Philadelphia, PA. “Christmas Village was a great start to Christmas season, and helped me get into the spirit of the ho...

The Franklin Square Light Show spreads holiday cheer

The Franklin Square Light Show is a great place to visit during the holiday season.

Tomer Goldfinger, Eastside Staff

December 15, 2018

As the East community prepares for the upcoming holiday season and the ever-desired winter break, Philadelphia’s Franklin Square is hosting its very own light festival. From November 15 until December 31, starting at 4 pm, the festival presents a shocking 75,000 lights, accompanied by pleasant ho...

Philadelphia’s century-old Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Thanksgiving Day Parade is a fun tradition that takes place in Philadelphia.

Tomer Goldfinger, Eastside Staff

November 22, 2018

While most of the students at Cherry Hill High School East woke up late on Thursday morning enjoying their long and relaxing Thanksgiving break, anxious to devour the glorious upcoming Thanksgiving day meal, another joyful event is occurring in our Philadelphia community. This event, the 6ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanks...

Congregants, residents gather to heal at Temple Emanuel Service after anti-semitic massacre

A woman pays her respects to the victims of Saturday's Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, PA.

Aine Pierre, Eastside News Editor

October 30, 2018

Congregants, town council members and many from the community gathered at Temple Emanuel on Sunday night for a healing service following a shooting at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA. The service ran from 7 to 8 p.m., and featured speakers from various churches, messages of solidarity fr...

Another Beautiful Day in the Gayborhood for Philly’s Outfest

Outfest, which is organized by Philly Pride Presents, was held on October 7.

Julia Wolfson, Eastside Staff

October 22, 2018

This year was the twenty-eighth annual Outfest, a festival celebrating National Coming Out Day in Philadelphia’s Gayborhood. Outfest took place on October 7 and is hosted by Philly Pride Presents. The festival covers about ten blocks of the Gayborhood in Washington Square West from Chestnut to Pi...

Made In America 2018: Artists to look out for

Attendees of last year's Made In America festival dance to a headliner performance. This year's show will feature a mix of big-name artists and talented indie stars. Photo courtesy of Festival Life.

Zoe Culver, Eastside Culture Editor

August 24, 2018

The Made in America Festival will return again this Labor Day weekend to the Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Made in America is a two-day music festival in Philadelphia. Each year, the Made in America lineup is curated by the festival’s founder, Jay-Z. As one of the biggest n...

Screenings under the stars at Penn’s Landing

Families settle in to watch one of the Thursday night outdoor movies at Penn's Landing. Photo by Shir Goldfinger ('19).

Shir Goldfinger, Eastside Community Editor

August 18, 2018

Throughout the summer, Thursday nights in Penn’s Landing mean a spectacular movie night filled with delicious food and activities in The City of Brotherly Love. Every Thursday starting on July 5 and ending on August 30, the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing displays a film in an outdoor theater for ...

Photo Pop brings Instagram-worthy photo opportunities to Philadelphia

Photo Pop brings Instagram-worthy photo opportunities to Philadelphia

Nashita Ali, Eastside Community Editor

August 2, 2018

The thriving culture and aesthetics of cities such as Los Angeles, New York and Miami seem to be the hub for perfect “instagrammable” pictures.  Although the City of Brotherly Love demonstrates the marvelous facets of city life, it has fallen behind in the aspect of providing the perfect opportu...